Pew Research CenterNovember 29, 2007

Immigration Takes Center Stage at GOP YouTube Debate

In a format the public says it prefers — “regular people,” not journalists, posing the questions — immigration emerged as the hot-button issue. Were the candidates’ answers in sync with GOP voters’ opinions?

Pew Research CenterJuly 25, 2007

Online Videos Go Mainstream

Widespread deployment of broadband and a dramatic promotion push by content providers has helped pave the way for mainstream audiences to adopt online video viewing.

Pew Research CenterJuly 24, 2007

Uploading Democracy: Candidates Field YouTube Questions

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was widely anticipated for its groundbreaking format. Candidates took on a host of issues asked by citizens via YouTube videos; what follows is an analysis of the format and major themes of the debate as compared with public opinion data.

Pew Research CenterJuly 12, 2007

Campaign Internet Videos: “Sopranos” Spoof vs. “Obama Girl”

They originate on the internet, but more people are viewing them on TV than online.

Pew Research CenterNovember 27, 2006

Virtual Space is the Place

About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.

Pew Research CenterNovember 27, 2006

Podcasts Proliferate

As the array of individuals and mainstream media institutions providing podcasts has expanded rapidly — as well as the types of digital multimedia content available from the internet — so too has the audience for downloadable video, images and text.

Pew Research CenterOctober 5, 2006

Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0”

This Pew Internet report provides a short history and description of the catch-all Internet buzzword “Web 2.0” and examines the Web applications it describes.